Who says pancakes can't be a healthy breakfast option? replace your butter and syrup with more balanced and filling options! check out these 20-plus classic and creative ways for topping your fat stack of flapjacks with more nourishment.
Tips and tricks for more nutritious pancake toppings
- Fresh Fruits: Opt for fresh fruits like berries, bananas, apples, or citrus slices. They add natural sweetness, fiber, and a burst of vitamins and minerals.
- Greek Yogurt: Swap out traditional butter or whipped cream with Greek yogurt. It's rich in protein and provides a creamy texture. You can sweeten it with honey or maple syrup if desired.
- Nut Butter: Spread almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter on your pancakes. These provide healthy fats, protein, and a delicious nutty flavor.
- Nuts and Seeds: Sprinkle chopped nuts (like almonds, walnuts, or pecans) and seeds (such as chia seeds or flaxseeds) over your pancakes. They add crunch, protein, and healthy fats.
- Cottage Cheese: Top your pancakes with cottage cheese for a boost of protein. Add some fruit or a drizzle of honey for extra flavor.
- Avocado: Mash some ripe avocado and spread it on your pancakes. Avocado is loaded with healthy fats and adds a creamy texture.
- Nutella and Banana: If you're craving a sweet treat, spread a thin layer of Nutella (or a healthier chocolate hazelnut spread) on your pancakes, and add slices of banana for a delicious combination.